Professor William B. Fisch's Home Page

Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia. Member of the faculty since 1970, em. 2003.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
fax 573-882-4984; e-mail

Harvard College (AB 1957, philosophy)
University of Illinois (LL.B. 1960)
University of Chicago (M.Comp.L. 1962)(Foreign Law Program, under Prof. Max Rheinstein)
University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (1961-62, in Chicago's Foreign Law Program; J.U.D. 1972, under Prof. Ernst von Caemmerer)

Associate in Kirkland and Ellis, Chicago, from 1962 to 1965, working primarily on business litigation (antitrust, unfair competition, trademarks).
Admitted in Illinois (1961) and Missouri (1982)

Teaching and Reseach
Civil procedure, comparative and international law, professional responsibility and constitutional law.

Dissertation published as Die Vorteilsausgleichung im amerikanischen und deutschen Recht (1974), comparative study of the "collateral source rule" and related problems of the law of damages
Co-author, problem-oriented casebook on Professional Responsibility (4th ed. West 2013, with Devine and Easton)
Comparative study of the law governing contracts for professional services (primarily lawyer-client, but also doctor-patient contracts) in the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (vol. VIII ch. 9, 1999)
Parliamentarian, Board of Directors, American Society of Comparative Law
A more complete list of publications is attached.

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Freiburg, Germany, 1968-69
Fulbright-Hays Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany, 1980-81
Humboldt and Fulbright-Hays Research Fellow, MPI Hamburg, 1989-90
Max Planck Society Fellow, MPI Hamburg, Summer 1992